Hyundai Tucson Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Model year with the most reported issues

2016

Most reported problem

Drivetrain

High risk

High

Group of components of a motor vehicle that deliver power to the driving wheels, such as the transmission, fuel system, flywheel, driveshaft, differential and axles. This excludes the engine or motor that generates the power.
Car depreciation

43% after 5 years

While different cars depreciate at different rates, it's a good rule of thumb to assume that a new car will lose approximately 20 percent of its value in the first year. In five years, the average depreciation rate is 50% of their initial value.
Recalls

93 Recalls

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or in rare cases repurchasing the vehicle.
Investigation for defects

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myCarVoice Severity Level™ Legend

Low Severity Level

Problems marked low typically are not a safety issue, and more of a minor defect or annoyance.

Medium Severity Level

Problems marked medium may be a potential mechanical and safety issue.

High Severity Level

Problems marked high are potential mechanical and safety issues.

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2016 hyundai tucson

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My 2016 hyundai tucson shut down on me in the middle of an intersection with no warning lights. I have gotten an oil change on time or even early. Now engine needs a rebuild according to hyundai dealership mechanics. Quoted $10,000 to fix. Fighting with hyundai now to get the

Review submitted by:Britney N

Pros:Roomy

Cons:Oil over using

Transmission shakes the entire car from a stop

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

When sitting at a light let off the gas pedal and coasting forward the whole car shakes and shudders. The acceleration sometimes doesn't react and cause car to jerk forward or you hit the gas pedal and the car doesn't react at all. In stop and go traffic this car

Review submitted by:Jared H

Pros:Turbo

Cons:Transmission problem

Oil consumption problems

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

2016 purchased 2017 under 30,000 miles. Already had replaced transmission. Assured me they would fully cover it. 4 months later engine blew as I was going down the highway. Managed to get off the road. They replaced the engine. Started having trouble with engine just under 100,000 miles. They checked

Review submitted by:Gloria L

Vehicle gave no warning that anything was wrong

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

On November 17, 2020 my 2016 Hyundai Tucson stalled. Thought it was the battery. Purchased a new battery. Still had to have vehicle towed to my house. On November 20, 2020 had vehicle towed to dealership. They advised it threw a rod. The vehicle gave no warning that anything was

Review submitted by:Robin S

Suddenly began knocking one day

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We have a 2016 Tucson that has been serviced regularly from Hyundai dealerships. It suddenly began knocking one day. Upon checking the oil, we discovered it was empty. We had the car towed to the dealer and they said they found metal shavings and it would need replaced. The service

Review submitted by:Melissa Jones

Pros:Great space

Cons:Engine quality

No Acceleration

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I had a Hyundai Sonata for 16 years and loved it, so I thought I would get another Hyundai for the great reliability and drive. I wanted a smaller SUV and being a Hyundai loyalist, I bought a used 2017 Tucson. The exterior, interior (leather) are great - unfortunately, the

Review submitted by:Lynne

Pros:Nice look and interior

Cons:No Acceleration

DCT creates unsafe vehicle.

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The Dual Clutch Transmission creates a lag when accelerating. This is a major safety issue. We have been is many situations when the car just stops when you need the power. Hyundai is aware of this problem but is unable to fix it because of the DCT. They have since

Review submitted by:Ace

Cons:DCT l

Great car with a minor problem

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

About a month ago was driving my new hundai tuscon to NH, when i drove about 130 miles a message came on the screen that said that said "take break and have a cup of coffee", about 3min later same message came on, i just ignored messages, it made no

Review submitted by:bill

Pros:fun to drive, handles nicely

Cons:BEWARE of the DAW i takked about.

Beware of dual clutch transmission

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Everything else about the car is great, except the transmission. It hesitates when it hasn't been used for a day or so. When you press the gas, the car jerks and doesn't always move forward. It does this right when you start and occasionally turning right uphill. I've been told

Review submitted by:Me

Cons:Dual Clutch Transmission

Dec 2020 cannot come soon enough

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Be aware the car looks very nice! but looks are deceiving. i got mine on the beautiful Caribbean blue with the upgraded wheels, cars is spacious and it serves its purpose as a small SUV. Panoramic sunroof is beautiful. Radio works fine as well as the Bluetooth. I has blind

Review submitted by:LULU

Pros:Very stylish, fun exterior colors

Cons:TRANSMISSION, ENGINE

Great Style / Horrible Transmission Issues (New)

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This is a great looking and feeling car. I purchased it new under lease in 2016 and from the very start, there were major transmission issues. At around 3000 miles the vehicle began to stall at stop lights and rough shifting in normal slow speed conditions. I returned to the

Review submitted by:PilotMike

Pros:Style

Cons:Horrible Transmission / Very rough at low speeds

Horrible Car

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have been profoundly disappointed with this car. The transmission is horrifyingly slow. The car does not seem capable of going beyond 75 mph. Actual gas mileage is more akin to 17/27. Hyundai has been entirely unhelpful in trying to address any of this. Steer Clear!

Review submitted by:Archer

Pros:cheap

Cons:constant stalling

If It Just Had Another Transmission

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

It is very hard to rate this car. Take away the double clutch transmission and it would be a wonderful vehicle. It jerks and shudders so much when I attempt to take off that I am embarrassed to drive it with friends. If it had a working transmission, I would

Review submitted by:Chas

Pros:A great vehicle on the highway.

Cons:The transmission has to go.

Love Hate this car

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Unfortunately I am one of the consumers who got a transmission that is not reliable. The first year it would go out of gear when accelerating.Of course the dealer could never duplicate the problem. Now It doesnt down shift when stopping at lights. Sounds like I am driving a clutch

Review submitted by:BAM

Pros:looks good drives great 95% of the time

Cons:the other times are very scary!

DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Worse car I have ever driven. It shakes at low speeds. Feels like it is going to die I don't feel safe in it at all. Have had it 10 months and already 2 recalls to fix problem. Last recall actually made it worse. I love the features. Interior is

Review submitted by:Jgyrl

Pros:Features are great

Cons:Feels like its going to die at low speeds.

Be wary of the DCT

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I purchased my 2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited at the end of May 2016. For about five weeks, I enjoyed the comfort, smooth ride, quiet cabin and features. Unfortunately, after about five weeks, I had to have the vehicle towed to the local dealership because of problems with the “dual clutch

Review submitted by:Beetle

Pros:comfort, smooth ride, quiet cabin and features

Cons:dual clutch transmission problems

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